Have Your Say on Blaenau Gwent’s Budget Proposals for 2018-19

Budget Propsals

Blaenau Gwent Council is again looking to engage with local people about savings proposals for its 2018-19 Budget.

You can have your say by completing our online survey https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=151005618116

or by attending one of our budget challenge events taking place around the borough this November. There will be information about how the Council is funded and details of specific savings proposals that are being put forward for people to comment on.

The council has received its provisional financial settlement from Welsh Government and is facing a 1% reduction in its revenue support grant. This reduction means that the Council has to find £5.8 million worth of savings in the next financial year.

Our Blaenau Gwent Budget Challenge engagement programme kicks off in Tredegar on 15 November and the full calendar of events is shown below:

Date

Venue

Time

15 November

Tredegar Lidl

5pm – 7pm

17 November

Ebbw Vale Market

10am – 1pm

17 November

Abertillery Tesco

5pm – 7pm

20 November

Brynmawr Asda

10am – 1pm

22 November

Ebbw Vale Morrisons

5pm – 7pm

23 November

Abertillery Market

10am – 1pm

23 November

Brynmawr Asda

5pm – 7pm

24 November

Tredegar Shopping Centre

10am – 1pm

 


The engagement programme continues the commitment to be more proactive in engaging with local people about the financial challenges ahead and the difficult decisions to be made over the funding and delivery of services.

 

The formal decision over savings will be made by Councillors when they consider setting the budget at a Full Council meeting in January 2018.

Survey Link

Budget Challenge Page - Further Information